Building a better tomorrow

Swire has been a part of Hong Kong for 150 years. To return that support and to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Hong Kong, the Swire Trust has launched a community initiative we've called TrustTomorrow, to support projects that bring about positive, sustainable outcomes especially in the areas of Education, Marine Conservation and the Arts, as well as providing practical and timely assistance to those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During 2020, TrustTomorrow contributed over HK$29 million in funding, benefitting more than 222,000 people in Hong Kong, and supporting vulnerable groups in the areas of food and hygiene, family wellbeing and building social capital.
Providing fresh food to the needy
TrustTomorrow's food programme aims to supply the underprivileged with fresh and nutritious food. In partnership with St. James' Settlement's FOOD-CO initiative ("SJS FOOD-CO"), TrustTomorrow has funded multiple deliveries of fresh food packs, containing vegetables and chilled meat, to disadvantaged Hong Kong people. The programme also welcomes beneficiaries to join the volunteering team, enabling them to receive support with respect and dignity.

Learn more about Ms Wong's rewarding volunteer experience.

Learn more about one of TrustTomorrow's beneficiaries, Ms Wong's rewarding volunteer experience.

Sixty-three-year-old Ms Wong, having received regular supplies of fresh food packs, decided to join the volunteering team to deliver fresh food packs to those in need.
Sixty-three-year-old Ms Wong, who has received regular deliveries from FOOD-CO, decided to join the volunteer team, delivering fresh food packs to the needy.
SJS FOOD-CO’s fresh food packs with vegetables and meat.
SJS FOOD-CO’s food packs include fresh vegetables and meat.
Haven of Hope Sunnyside School in Tseung Kwan O is among one of the SEN schools with boarding services that is sanitised with antiviral coating spray.
Haven of Hope Sunnyside School in Tseung Kwan O is one of the SEN schools with boarding services that is sanitised with antiviral coating spray.
Ensuring good hygiene
TrustTomorrow has helped keep underprivileged and special needs children safe during the pandemic by funding antiviral coating spray for 18 Special Educational Needs ("SEN") schools with boarding services, as well as over 80,000 tenants living in subdivided residential units. SEN schools with boarding services typically cater to students with severe physical disabilities, so antiviral coating spray is essential in ensuring a clean and safe environment for students and staff.
Promoting family wellbeing
Amidst the pandemic, TrustTomorrow's NGO partners have continued to provide services to vulnerable groups, not only meeting basic food and hygiene needs, but also supporting their mental wellbeing during prolonged social distancing. TrustTomorrow has collaborated with various NGO partners to produce "See You Online", an online programme featuring a range of activities for families, including storytelling, arts and yoga classes. Launched in November, some of these virtual programmes have also featured on TrustTomorrow's Facebook page.

Listen to Auntie Choi telling the story of “Extra Yarn”.

Storyteller Auntie Choi brought the heart-warming tale of "Extra Yarn".
Follow yoga therapists from The Joshua Hellmann Foundation for an online Hatha Yoga class.

Follow yoga therapists from The Joshua Hellmann Foundation for an online Hatha Yoga class.
Yoga Therapists from The Joshua Hellmann Foundation for Orphan Disease sharing their yoga practice.
Yoga Therapists from The Joshua Hellmann Foundation for Orphan Disease led yoga sessions for families.
Building social capital
Swire Trust has partnered with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and four other local NGOs to create 'Building Community • Building Tung Chung', a community initiative that aims to support family and community wellbeing amongst underprivileged groups in Tung Chung. The first phase of the project, launched in October, has provided meal coupons to underprivileged and ethnic minority families to ease their financial burden. A variety of online sports, family leisure and career planning activities have also been organised, helping to connect families withthin the community and equipping young people for future job opportunities.
TrustTomorrow is about more than providing pandemic relief. In the long-term, TrustTomorrow will focus on supporting new and inspiring programmes that aim to motivate positive, meaningful changes in the community.

We'll be keeping you posted with the latest news and updates on TrustTomorrow in future issues of Swire News. Meanwhile, please continue to support this community initiative by following TrustTomorrow's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TrustTomorrow.SwireTrust
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